- July 17th, 2016
[Closed Business: King in Obihiro] Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti Affectionately Called "Chi-Mi" by Obihiro People
Coffee King (珈琲きんぐ) is a popular cafe founded in 1983 on the 2nd floor of Tenguya (天狗屋) in Obhiro city, and is near Hirokoji street (広小路). The cafe is famous for serving Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti (チーズミート), and a lot of visitors come. Unfortunately, they closed down in December, 2018. This article before closing is as follows.
After going up stairs and opening a door, visitors can feel a good old cafe. I visited here around 16:00 on a weekday. Although it was not busy time, 7 customers enjoyed their meals or drinks at the cafe. All the customers looked local people such as post-office workers, people like students and housewives. I guees that the cafe is their favorite getaway by Obihiro people. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.
Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More
Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti
I sat at a table seat, and I read a menu. The Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti was most popular. Local people often call "Chi-Mi (チーミー)" as a nickname. A lot of customers indeed ate the Chi-Mi at that tmie, so I ordered the Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti and a iced coffee. The price was JPY 950 in total.
The Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti is a dish that meat sauce spaghetti covered with cheese is put on a hot iron pan, and is cooked in an oven. The appearance looks lasagna. Because the oven is used, it takes about 20 minutes to serve. I have never known an idea of the baked meat sauce spaghetti covered with cheese, so I feel a novel dish. But other restraunts in Tokyo and the Obihiro serve the cheese meat sauce spaghetti. I do not know which restraunt is the originator, but the Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti has been cooked around 30 ago by the King.
About 20 minutes later, the fresh Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti was served. The style that a dish is served in the hot iron pan resembles the style of Spakatsu (Spaghetti and Cutlet) of Izumiya in Kushiro. I guess that this style is a way of Eastern Hokkaido. I sticked the cheese with my fork at once, so the cheese was just oozing out, and adhered to the noodles. The taste reminded me of good old cafe. There are some sliced red vienna sausage that I often ate in my childhood, too. An owner said "The cheese meat sauce spaghetti was not an authentic Italian food", but I could enjoy typical tasty dish of Japanese cafe. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Cheese Meat Sauce Spaghetti and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Regular closing day||Sunday|
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|Mapcode||124 624 298*26|
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Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obihiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
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By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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